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View Poll Results: Witch tire should i get?
Bf Goodrich KM2 20 62.50%
General Grabber (new one) 12 37.50%
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Old 07-21-2010
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undecided...

well i will give some back story....

im in need of tires...BAD! i let my camber go for a while and chewed up my tires... I dont feel so bad, cus my Maxxis Big Horn's were starting to get loud and slightly annoying... never the less a good tire... Any who

ive had a set of KM2's (33x12.50x15's) on order, well back order for quite some time... going on 9 weeks now I ordered through Les Schwab's because of there servie and warrenty they offer( im aware of there lesser warrenty ordering a non house tire), however i am getting sick of waiting and need tires pronto! so im not sure im wanting to wait much longer... so...


should i hold out for the tried and trued KM2?

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or mix it up and try the new Dot General Grabber

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according to fourwheelparts the General's are 2 bucks more. i think they will be tuff tire and keep reading decent things...

vote and tell me what you think!?
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I've heard good things about the new General Grabber so I vote for them.
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I can't say anything about the Grabber's, but I love my KM2's. I haven't had them offroad yet but they sure ride nice on the street. I got them through America's Tire and they had them in their store a day after I called them. Give them a try if you haven't already.
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km2 have been outta stock EVERY WERE! dont get me wrong, i like km2's, thats why i have been waiting for ever! but im growing rather impatient and really do like the look and what i have read about the GT tires.
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I vote grabbers!
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cooper discoverer stt`s
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KM2's should be back in stock within the next couple weeks probably, I know they were on a nationwide backorder. I think since you're 4x4 you should hold off for the KM2's.
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Since you are going to a 15” Tire then you can get a lower Rated Tire.
My KM2 are “E” Rated and ride a little hard but they look great and get a lot of comments on the look of the truck.
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I say the KM2's.. I have them on my Powerstroke and LOVE them.
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if i wanted a generic tire that all the "bros" have i would get toyo's

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KM2's should be back in stock within the next couple weeks probably, I know they were on a nationwide backorder. I think since you're 4x4 you should hold off for the KM2's.
i have been hearing that many many weeks now! why do i need km2's scince im 4x4..... reading some of the reviews the new generals are one of the best tires avail... i know the km2s are too....

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Since you are going to a 15” Tire then you can get a lower Rated Tire.
My KM2 are “E” Rated and ride a little hard but they look great and get a lot of comments on the look of the truck.
follow this link and i can prove that km2 are not load range e, not sure why the anyone with a 15"rim would ever need an E rating... most anything worth using to haul came with a 16 or 16.5...and thats the older stuff.....


may go in and check on the generals....most of the people whos imput i generally find to be valid are pointing me towards the grabbers.
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i have been hearing that many many weeks now! why do i need km2's scince im 4x4..... reading some of the reviews the new generals are one of the best tires avail... i know the km2s are too....
Because they're still an A/T lol
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i dont go "mudding" or all that bs alot of others do, my offroading/wheeling consists of some snow and sand.... im also on gravel quite often som im kinda more intersted in the grabbers durability....and just somthing different. dont get me wrong i know the km2 are an amazing tire.... thus this thread
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I've heard nothing but good anout the GG's and they are different so I say roll with them.
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KM2s look a lot more agressive. Which = badass
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daniel! you will not be accompanying me wheeling next year if you downgrade to an all terrain tire, that is just simply unacceptable and im very surprised by you even considering such a terrible horrible idea Mr. Fourliter!! this kind of thought/behavior will not be tolerated and you must drop that idea ASAP, consequences will be harsh and swift. To conclude, im going to give you a mulligan, and pretend that these ridiculous thoughts never crossed your mind.
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I say the Grabbers. I love the look of them and I'm really liking the sidewall.
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follow this link and i can prove that km2 are not load range e, not sure why the anyone with a 15"rim would ever need an E rating... most anything worth using to haul came with a 16 or 16.5...and thats the older stuff…
First I do not see a LINK but… 285 x 75 x 16s are load range “E”; once you go to a 16” rim you end up with LT Tires and not car rated rubber.
My comment above was since he has 15” Rims he will not have to suffer the LR “E” Tires...

Sorry, check it out an see.

Yes you do not need Load Range “E" but I had the rims and wanted KM2s so the tires are what they are.
I lowered the pressure a little and it works for now. As soon as the new bumpers are on and the Coil-Overs get adjusted we will see about a better ride.


The GG Tires look good, general used to be good tire company but I do not know now, I have had BFGs for so long.
Take a chance, be different...

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I think he was thinking you were talking about 15" rims, not 16" like you have.
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Just busting ‘um on the Car Rating…
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Yuck, the 35s on my F150 are D rated which is way more than enough. I would hate to have E rated tires on a Ranger.

I voted KM2s of course, I have them and love them. Great manners on the road, quiet for a mud terrain, getting great mileage and wear. They work great in sand, snow, mud, ice etc.

I haven't read about the new grabber, but they look like they would end up noisy and the big tread blocks would wear funny. I bet they aren't good in heavy rain because of the big tread blocks and smaller voids. Also the KM2s have been out for a while, and have a good rep, and you know you'll get plenty of miles from them.

I really liked my Cooper STTs when I had them a few years ago too, I may get them again some time.
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The KM2 is also about 5 lbs lighter per tire.
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I agree with the “E” Rating but I had no choice but will consider something a little different next time for tires; maybe the General GRabers… LoL.
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sorry about the link lol.... they are for sure a c rating... that is in a 33x12.50x15.


im still undecided.... i know the kms are amazing...thats why i ordered them... but i dont wheel in the mud....mud bogs suck and i dont have a 496 on 44's so who cares.
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I've never gone out to "wheel in the mud" either. But it's Oregon and its wet, and there is plenty of clay in the mountains too. Even in a little bit of sloppy mud there is a huge difference between an AT and a MT. Same in deep snow too.
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